Elliott Smith Live at Umbra Penumbra on 1994-09-17
no name #4
no name #1
no confidence man
not half right
3 - What Are You Doin' Hangin' Out With Me?
Collection ElliottSmithBand/Artist Elliott SmithVenue Umbra PenumbraLocation Portland, ORSource SoundboardTaped by Transferred by
soundboard recording, excellent quailty, approximate running time: 35 minutes, this is the earliest known elliott smith bootleg, and is one of the more circulated shows, the first unknown track contains the lyrics, "..whatcha doin hangin round with me.." the second unknown track contains the lyrics "..cause i got a headache and I'm already full of useless stories.." not half right" is a heatmiser song found on "mic city sons" two tracks: some song and no name #1 appear on the live compilation cassette "live @ umbra penumbra", acoustic show
March 25, 2011
Intensity of voice
Elliott plays the shit out of Big Decision, by far the fastest of any live recordings he did since.
Slightly different lyrics in the third verse of Condor Ave.
No doubt, the early work of blossoming genius.
Also, curious if anyone else picks up on heavy Stevie Wonder odes in Elliott's work. "Independence Day" is a clear tribute to Stevie's "Master Blaster" (identical background vocals and all) and "Plainclothes Man" has the same chord structure as the breakdown in Stevie's "As"
Subtle tips of the hat to one of his heroes.
September 18, 2009
Great show and a important one
Smith played his first known solo show as an opening act at this now-defunct (Umbra) cafe on Sept. 17, 1994. About 15 people were in attendance.
Thanks for this one, very great to hear this !!
May 11, 2007
The first unknown song is "Whatever (Folk Song In C)" and the second is "Crazy Fucker". Great sounding show, but it's not the best SBD recording.
November 11, 2005
This is the best Elliott show from his early acoustic solo days that I have ever heard. Great soundboard recording, great show overall. I think the unknown songs are "Whatever (Folk Song in C)" and "Another Standard Folk Song", both are non-album tracks. I have listened to this over and over, its a very intense performance, but with some humorous dialogue between songs. My only complaint is that its too short!